How To Pick Gifts That Will Surprise and Delight
A significant part of the wonderful experience of giving gifts is the reaction you get from the recipient – ideally, one of both surprise and of joy.
Getting that reaction can be a prime driver in choosing a gift, coming to slightly take over the process.
As we all know, picking that perfect gift can be a challenge, to say the least. With a little thought and effort, you can choose something that will absolutely surprise and delight the recipient.
Here are some tips to help you pick gifts that will have that special ‘wow’ factor.
Think About the Person’s Interests
While you want to surprise the recipient, there are also limitations to how surprised you want them to be.
One of the best ways to choose a gift that will surprise and delight, while also remaining relevant to them, is to think about the person’s interests.
This could be anything from a favourite hobby, to a favourite cuisine or musical niche.
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Knowing their interests will give you a good starting point to get going. From there, you can find a gift that they will both appreciate and be surprised by.
Think Outside of the Box with the Packaging
One fun way to surprise someone when giving a gift is to get creative with the wrapping. Doing so in a way that throws them off from what’s actually inside.
This could include creating a custom and personalized wrapping paper, or getting a box or shape to put the gift in that’s really creative and fun.
There are no limits to what you can do, just your imagination!
Go for Something Unexpected
Instead of buying something extra safe, something that you’re sure the person would like, consider choosing something slightly out there and unexpected.
This could be a gift that is completely different from the person’s usual interests.
It could be something they’ve always wanted but that they never would have thought of buying for themselves.
Give an Experience
If you’re looking to really surprise someone, it can be a great idea to get them an experienced-based gift.
You can get as creative as you like – you could take them to a concert, to a theatre-based experience, or even something more extreme like ice climbing.
These types of gifts allow you to create lasting memories together, and they’re often more meaningful than item-based gifts.
Especially for people who already have everything they could need or want.
Picking the perfect gift that will surprise and delight the recipient clearly requires a little thought and effort.
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Consider the person’s interests, get creative with the packaging, choose something unexpected, and give an experience that creates long-lasting memories.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you choose.
What matters is that you put thought into the process, to show the recipient that you genuinely care about them.
Then, it’s all about finding that perfect balance between something that is practically useful, and something that is just totally unexpected and delightful.
Do you have any other ideas for gifts that will surprise and delight?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.